Obama Administration Orders School District to Let Boy Use Girls’ Locker Room

locker roomCHICAGO — The Obama administration has ordered a school district in Illinois to allow a male student who identifies a female to use the girls’ locker room or face enforcement measures that could mean the loss of $6 million in federal funding.

As previously reported, an unidentified high school student within Township High School District 211 requested to use the girls’ locker room nearly two years ago since the student asserts that they identify as female.

But the district declined, citing the privacy concerns of the other students. It in turn offered the student a private location to change, but the student rejected the accommodation. He then contacted the American Civil Liberties Union, which in turn filed a federal complaint with the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Department of Education responded by opining that the district had to permit the student to use the locker room of his choice due to Title IX requirements. The two sides continued in talks for a number of months, but the district held firm on requiring privacy for female students while offering various accommodations, which were refused.

On Monday, the Department released its final remarks following the conclusion of its investigation into the matter.

“[T]he evidence establishes that, given Student A’s intention to change privately, the district could afford equal access to its locker rooms for all students if it installed and maintained privacy curtains in sufficient number to be reasonably available for any student who wants privacy,” its letter reads in part, noting that the district did so last week.

“Here the totality of the circumstances weighs in favor of the district granting Student A equal access to the girls’ locker rooms, while protecting the privacy of its students,” the Department opined.

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However, negotiations remain impasse. The district now has 30 days to settle the matter or it could be penalized.

“To date, OCR’s efforts to resolve this complaint voluntarily with the district have not been successful,” the letter states. “If an agreement is not reached within 30 calendar days of the date of this letter of findings, OCR must follow the procedures … for the issuance of a letter of impending enforcement action.”

“This decision makes me extremely happy because of what it means for me, personally, and for countless others,” the unidentified student said in a statement released by the ACLU. “The district’s policy stigmatized me, often making me feel like I was not a ‘normal person.'”

But the district continues to maintain that it has done no wrong.

“We believe the law is aligned with our current position, and we are prepared to pursue all measures of due process in order to hear this argument out,” said Superintendent Daniel Cates in a statement. “We don’t believe, and it is false to report that we broke the law because the [office of civil rights] said we did. I believe in this case, they have overstepped.”


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  • bowie1

    Perhaps Obama needs to follow the Houston success against this type of action and have boys and girls enter only into the bathroom of their birth gender.

    • Cosmic Mastermind

      That is remarkably unhelpful.

      • bowie1

        How about gender neutral bathrooms where the person locks the door behind them to preserve their privacy? Our local hospital has some of those for visitors, and the patients usually have one in their room. That way no one sticks out like a sore thumb.

    • WGB

      Excellent idea.

  • Josey

    You are not normal as like everyone else for the majority of boys identify as boys and girls as girls and you want society to say you are normal by allowing you, a male, into the girl’s locker room, yeah that makes sense, noooooo! This school and the community needs to fight this with all that they have, this is an abuse of rights for every student’s privacy.

    • JGC

      You seem to be confusing ‘normal’ and ‘typical’, Josey. Why?

      • Josey

        I used the word normal from this guy’s own statement.

  • Jean Adams

    If I had a daughter at school/college/university and a male, who chose to dress as a female, used the female locker/changing rooms I would not allow my daughter to do so. If I had a son and a female did the same I would not allow my son. It’s not decent.

    • JGC

      You do understand there’s a difference between a male or female choosing to dress like a female or male respectively, and a male or female being transgendered, I trust? I can’t see any actual problems with individuals being able to use the locker/changing rooms intended for the gender they identify with.

      • Cosmic Mastermind

        I can see problems, TG males are not female and in truth they don’t
        really look or act female as such; they’re feminine rather than female. But there are so few TG students it’s something that can be dealt with case by case, and I wouldn’t anticipate any major issues cropping up, I think most students would get used to male or female TGs sharing “opposite” facilities.

        Once you’ve met a couple of TG’s or TS’s it becomes normal, you get used to them pretty quick.

    • WGB

      I agree. A male with male genitalia using the female facilities is not decent. if/when his genitalia which is different from a females genitalia falls out in front of these young girls and they feel victimized, who will explain that? And imho that’s when the real lawsuits should start.

  • Emmanuel

    Not surprised coming from the paper christian president. I wonder if he would be ok if a boy went to locker room where his girls go to school. I bet he would not be happy.

    • JGC

      As long as it were a transgendered ‘boy’–one who identifies as a female–what would be the problem?

      • WGB

        The genitalia/penis between his legs would be the problem. As a young lady I had never seen a naked male and would have felt uncomfortable, victimized, and offended if I was forced into that situation.

        • JGC

          A position you’d only be forced into if you voluntarily elected to share the locker room with her–agreed?

          • WGB

            You’re not making sense. He is not female and he should not be allowed to make real females feel uncomfortable by exposing them to his male body in the female restrooms and locker rooms.

          • JGC

            To my mind you’re the one not making sense–she’s a transgendered female. Your problem is that you’re confusing physical anatomy and gender identity.

          • WGB

            You’re not making sense. Your problem is that you’re confused and trying to condone and justify filthy sinful abominations. A person’s chromosomes, evident by their genitalia-unless there’s an abnormality, determines their gender. Any delusions, imaginations, make believe and/or mental illness to the contrary should not be treated as rational or natural.

            You will NEVER change my mind.

            God bless

          • JGC

            I’m not confused: genotype, phenotype and gender identity are not synonymous.

            Consider testicular feminization (aka complete androgen
            insensitivity syndrome) were an individual is born chromosomally XY, is to all outward appearances anatomically female> People with testicular feminization are most often raised as females and embrace a female gender identity, and aren’t diagnosed until puberty when it’s noted that they’ve failed to begin menstruating.

            As for ‘filthy’ and ‘sinful abominations’ these are respectively a value judgment and an article of subjective personal faith indistinguishable from any other superstitious ideation. I’m aware of no rational argument demonstrating that being trans-gendered is any way less healthy or is any more ‘sinful’ or ‘abominable’ than being cis-gendered.

            “You will NEVER change my mind.”

            I don’t expect to, as you’ve clearly arrived at your position by some method other than rational consideration (your comment re” ‘sinful’ indicates it derives from an emotional embrace of religious articles of faith).

          • WGB

            ☝🏽️Did not read your lies and and attempts to justify filthy sinful abominations. You are still NOT making sense. Gender is determined by Chromosomes: XX=female and XY=male. Your manipulation and attempt to deceive DOES NOT fool me.

            Again:
            “You’re not making sense. He is not female and he should not be allowed to make real females feel uncomfortable by exposing them to his male body in the female restrooms and locker rooms.”
            and
            “You’re not making sense. Your problem is that you’re confused and trying to condone and justify filthy sinful abominations. A person’s chromosomes, evident by their genitalia-unless there’s an abnormality, determines their gender. Any delusions, imaginations, make believe and/or mental illness to the contrary should not be treated as rational or natural.
            You will NEVER change my mind.
            God bless”

            Read the Bible for the Truth and stop trying to find literature that helps you feel better about committing abominations.

            God bless.

          • JGC

            “Did not read your lies and and attempts to justify filthy sinful abominations.”

            In other words, “That evidence doesn’t count. Because I say so.”

            “Gender is determined by Chromosomes: XX=female and XY=male.”

            As I pointed out in the evidence you’re studiously ignoring this isn’t true : genotype is determined by chromosomes, not gender identity. Note also the possible viable combinations aren’t limited to XX versus XY (you are aware that individuals who are XXY and XYY exist?)

            “Read the Bible for the Truth and stop trying to find literature that helps you feel better about committing abominations.”
            You’re speaking as if the bible were objectively known to possess some inherent authority–surely you realize that isn’t the case?

          • WGB

            Again,☝🏽️Did not read your lies and and attempts to justify filthy sinful abominations. You are still NOT making sense. Gender is determined by Chromosomes: XX=female and XY=male. Your manipulation and attempt to deceive DOES NOT fool anyone.

            Again:
            “You’re not making sense. He is not female and he should not be allowed to make real females feel uncomfortable by exposing them to his male body in the female restrooms and locker rooms.”

            and

            “You’re not making sense. Your problem is that you’re confused and trying to condone and justify filthy sinful abominations. A person’s chromosomes, evident by their genitalia-unless there’s an abnormality, determines their gender. Any delusions, imaginations, make believe and/or mental illness to the contrary should not be treated as rational or natural.
            You will NEVER change my mind.
            God bless”

            Read the Bible for the Truth and stop trying to find literature that helps you feel better about committing abominations.

            God bless.

          • JGC

            Why are you so afraid to consider evidence contrary to your position?

          • WGB

            Why are you rebelling against God. There is NO evidence or counsel against God and the Truth of His Word – only theory and conjecture. His Word stands forever and you will bow before His Word and declare Him Lord of all. How can the created presume to be greater than the Creator. I pity you and I’ll pray for you.

            Again, we reject your manipulations, lies, and attempts to force others to condone your sin, abominations and rebellion against God. Your blood is on your own hands.

          • JGC

            What makes you think I’m refusing to consider god’s word? Surely it’s on some basis other than the fact
            I don’t agree with you what that word is.

            “Why are you so confused when God plainly stated that He made us male and female, unless you’re attempting to justify sin and abominations.”

            God didn’t state this, however: it was the human authors of the Pentateuch that stated this, and it reflects their (admittedly primitive) society’s mythology regarding the origin of the human race. They stated a lot of similar
            things that we understand today to be metaphor, allegory, or simply false (they demonstrably supported practices like subjugation of women and human slavery for example).

            “There is NO evidence [which demonstrates the bible is an accurate depiction of god’s existence, nature, will or relationship to man].”

            FTFY. Any presumption of biblical authority derives from subjective personal faith, and no matter how deeply and sincerely held faith cannot establish that what one believes to be true actually is true. If it could, after all, we’d have to conclude that every religious tradition the human race has ever authored no matter how fundamentally irreconcilable were equally and simultaneously ‘true’ by virtue of their adherents faith.

            “I pity you and I’ll pray for you.”

            I don’t understand why you would think I’m one to be pitied, and myself, my family, and members of my congregation are more than capable of praying for me as needed.

            “Again, we reject your manipulations, lies, and attempts to
            force others to condone your sin, abominations and rebellion against God.”

            What sins do you believe I’m committing? Be specific.

            “I choose to obey God not rebel against Him to make you feel better about your sin and abominations.”

            I’ve chosen to obey god as well—we simply disagree regarding how god would wish us to treat transgendered individuals. My view proceeds from recalling Rabbi Hillel’s summation of the Torah: “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor is the whole of the Torah. All the rest is commentary.”

          • WGB

            Honestly, I didn’t read 👆your entire comment and will never read your comments. We disagree, so move on.

            Again:
            “You’re not making sense. He is not female and he should not be allowed to make real females feel uncomfortable by exposing them to his male body in the female restrooms and locker rooms.”

            and

            “You’re not making sense. Your problem is that you’re confused and trying to condone and justify filthy sinful abominations. A person’s chromosomes, evident by their genitalia-unless there’s an abnormality, determines their gender. Any delusions, imaginations, make believe and/or mental illness to the contrary should not be treated as rational or natural.
            You will NEVER change my mind.
            God bless”

            Read the Bible for the Truth and stop trying to find literature that helps you feel better about committing abominations.

            God bless.”

            and finally,

            “Again, we reject your manipulations, lies, and attempts to force others to condone your sin, abominations and rebellion against God. I choose to obey God not rebel against Him to make you feel better about your sin and abominations. Your blood is on your own hands.”

            Your trolling and harassing me will not change my mind or my beliefs and I will continue to respond with the Truth of the Word of God.

          • JGC

            “You will NEVER change my mind.”

            You say that like having a completely closed mind were a GOOD thing–why?

          • WGB

            ☝🏽️Did not read. Again:

            “Why are you afraid to consider the Truth of God’s Word. Why are you rebelling against God. Why are you so confused when God plainly stated that He made us male and female, unless you’re attempting to justify sin and abominations. There is NO evidence or counsel against God and the Truth of His Word. His Word, Jesus Christ stands and reigns forever and you will bow before His Word and declare Him, Jesus Christ, Lord of all. How can the created presume to be greater than the Creator. Do you understand that just because you lust for something or want to do something doesn’t make it right-it’s sin if it’s sin. I pity you and I’ll pray for you.

            Again, we reject your manipulations, lies, and attempts to force others to condone your sin, abominations and rebellion against God. I choose to obey God not rebel against Him to make you feel better about your sin and abominations. Your blood is on your own hands.”

          • JGC

            What is the point of asking me questions (e.g., “Why are you afraid to consider the Truth of God’s Word?”) if you’re not going to even read any answers I give in response?

          • WGB

            Didn’t read 👆 and will never read your comments. We disagree, so move on.

            Again:
            “You’re not making sense. He is not female and he should not be allowed to make real females feel uncomfortable by exposing them to his male body in the female restrooms and locker rooms.”

            and

            “You’re not making sense. Your problem is that you’re confused and trying to condone and justify filthy sinful abominations. A person’s chromosomes, evident by their genitalia-unless there’s an abnormality, determines their gender. Any delusions, imaginations, make believe and/or mental illness to the contrary should not be treated as rational or natural.
            You will NEVER change my mind.
            God bless”

            Read the Bible for the Truth and stop trying to find literature that helps you feel better about committing abominations.

            God bless.”

            and finally,

            “Again, we reject your manipulations, lies, and attempts to force others to condone your sin, abominations and rebellion against God. I choose to obey God not rebel against Him to make you feel better about your sin and abominations. Your blood is on your own hands.”

            Your trolling and harassing me will not change my mind or my beliefs and I will continue to respond with the Truth of the Word of God.

          • JGC

            Must get stuffy, living with your head buried in the sand…

          • Kurt Hierholzer

            Sorry about that person. Not all Christians are unwilling to see both sides of an issue.

            I hope they learn not to judge others, doing so is only hurting themselves.

          • JGC

            No need to apologize. WGB is hardly the only Christian I know and I’ careful not to generalize from outliers.

    • Leslie

      I was thinking that too, Barry would love to have Malia showering with a boy I’m sure.

      • Emmanuel

        He would encourage it.

  • Karen Gaur

    He is not normal as he suffers from either one two or all three of the following conditions, pathological, physiological and psychological. No matter how they force themselves on others, they will never be normal, or viewed as normal until they’re cured.

    • Names_Stan

      he suffers from either one two or all three of the following conditions, pathological, physiological and psychological.

      None of those terms are conditions…or things for that matter. They are adjectives.

      It’s the same as saying someone suffers from severe, massive and acute.

    • JGC

      By what rational argument does being transgendered represent a pathological condition? If it’s a physiological condition it’s something akin to other physiologic conditions such as diabetes or muscular dystrophy and discrimination on the basis of that condition is prohibited by law.

      And as a psychological condition, you realize the current standard of care treatment for the condition is providing support for transgendered individuals to live as the gender they identify and/or transitioning through hormone therapy, reassignment surgery etc. to that gender?

  • Rebecca

    BHO has done too much harm to this country.
    He will answer for his evil choices one day!!

    • JGC

      My stars, opposing discrimination on the basis of gender and without rational cause–how evil can you get?

      • Kandy

        Good news.Not as evil as you.

        • JGC

          In what way am I evil, Kandy? Be specific.

          • Kandy

            You tried to say the other person was evil. Not very nice is it?

          • JGC

            read my post again: I wasn’t saying that Rebecca was herself evil: I was rejecting her characterization of opposition to discrimination as being evil.

          • Kandy

            You might as well have called her evil 🙁

          • Kandy

            Rebecca is not an Evil person.

  • Harry Oh!

    “The district’s policy stigmatized me, often making me feel like I was not a ‘normal person.’” You just can’t make this stuff up.

  • ayngela

    remembering when I was young and how shy some girls are even around other girls..I cannot imagine how some girls feel even though they have a curtain protection, with a guy in the same locker room.How do they shower? At some point they all have to come out of the shower and get to that private area.. What a bunch of crap..If he has plumbing he belongs in the boys locker.. if not then he is a girl…Thinking you are a girl doesn’t make you one..There are still issues there that need attention..

  • ayngela

    why make our girls feel unsecure in their own locker room

    • JGC

      What reason would they have to feel unsecure, sharing a locker room with one more person who identifies as a member of the female gender?

      • Kandy

        A female with a “dog” if you know what I mean. Some girls might be okay with it. Other girls may not.

        • JGC

          If by ‘dog’ you’re referring to male genitalia, you (and those girls) would appear to be confusing anatomy and gender identity.

          • Kandy

            He is still o boy with a boy part.That is the part that*SOME* girls will have a problem with. I can’t blame the girls who will have a problem with it. You do not care enough for these girls to understand. Nothing I can say to you will help YOU to be more understanding to these *girls*.

          • JGC

            Actually, she’s a transgendered female who male or may not
            have male genitalia. And I do care for these girls–I can understand that some may not wish to share the locker room with her. I just don’t see that as sufficient justification to deny her access.

          • Kandy

            If you REALLY did care about the girls……………………………………………….

          • JGC

            Please complete the sentence, Kandy: if I really did care about the girls….what follows? I wouldn’t care about the transgendered girl?

            If that’s the case you’re speaking as if it were possible to care about the cis-gendered glrls, or to care about the transgendered girl, but not both. You do realize that it’s possible to care about both but not support denying the cis woman access to the woman’s locker room?

          • Kandy

            I see what you are writing to Christians . I am done.

          • JGC

            Kandy, what exactly is it I’m writing to Christian’s that you have a problem with? To the best of my knowledge I’ve been appropriately respectful and addressed the content of their posts rather than attacking the poster, despite the fact that I have not been treated as courteously in return.(how many times can one accuse someone of having a ‘reprobate mind’ before realizing it does nothing to support their argument, anyway?)

          • Kandy

            I wish you the best in life. I know Christians must drive you crazy. If you knew how much we really care about souls we believe to be lost. I do Pray for your Salvation. God Loves (((YOU))) It would be nice to see you in the Family of Christ . Good Night Pleasant dreams, may all the bed bugs bite you.

          • JGC

            Christians per se don’t drive me crazy. Ignorance, intolerance, inflexibility, lack of charity, fantasies of persecution, over-the top senses of entitlement, etc.–these drive me crazy.
            And while I must admit those traits are often all-to-well represented in those individuals who most vocally proclaim themselves to be ‘true’ Christians and to be privy to some divine insight into how all the rest of us simply must behave to appease a vengeful supernatural being they insist exists, I try my best to judge each individual on the basis of their own thoughts, words, and actions and not by association with some larger cohort.

  • afchief

    I keep wanting to wake up and find this whole 0lawless Administration was a bad dream. Our lily livered Congress should be standing up to these idiots. The federal gov’t swooping into and extorting a local school district should be and believe is completely unconstitutional.

    I think a group of high school boys ought to follow Malia and/or Sasha into the girls’ locker room at Sidwell Friends and see how Insane and MOOchelle react. I am sure the taxpayer supported Secret Service would prevent it.

  • thelordlives2011

    This kid is all mixed up. He stated “making me feel like I was not a ‘normal person.'” He is not a normal person. By definition he is a PERVERT. This boy needs to check to see what standard equipment he has because he is still a male. The school offered him a separate bathroom and he refused, which tells us he wants to be looking at the girls. Another problem is the kid’s parents. Child Protective needs to be called in because they are getting this kid the psychological help me needs. The whole family is dysfunctional, the school system is dysfunctional, and the OBAMA administration is dysfunctional and sick as this child is.

    • JGC

      “By definition he is a PERVERT”
      By whose definition, TLL?

    • Cosmic Mastermind

      By definition? Depends what you mean by “pervert”, nobody is 100% “normal”. He’s not mixed-up, he just wants to be treated as a girl not as an oddball. He’s probably been getting along just fine with all the girls for a long time and they are already perfectly comfortable with him (or her). You have a problem, they don’t.

  • Dan Chandler

    It has come to the point that we cannot obey our government.

    And obey God.

    The government stands as idols you must worship before God.

    The devil stands forth to rule.

    But the devil stomps and blusters. How will he make the school district do anything? He intends to bomb them?

    And the president is concerned with matters in a school? The ruler is concerned and sends a decree?

    Will he order that the Houston bathrooms have no designations? Irrespective of the election?

    Will he order that the 2016 Presidential election not occur?

    Will he order whatever from hell he wants?

    And will you regard your god, regard your idols, and stand apart from the word of God?

  • Deana Scott Hadden

    Let me say this, it is wrong to have students undress and shower together to start with, no matter what. Same sex or otherwise should be able to shower privately without others seeing them naked. It is against the word of God to do. What ever happened to modesty? One of Noah’s sons was cursed for looking upon his father naked. No wonder America is in the mess it is in and under a curse especially seeing who is running our country, I would say we are cursed….Turn back to God and morals

  • Kingdom Ambassador

    You can thank the late 18th-century founders and the rights culture they created when they replaced Biblical responsibilities with Enlightenment rights.

    Google blog article “America’s Road to Hell: Paved With Rights.”

  • WGB

    Superintendent Daniel Cates deserves a medal of honor.

    A. The ACLU wrote that boy’s responses-he was occupied with his mental illness.
    B. A male with male genitalia should not be allowed in a girl’s locker room or restroom. If/when his genitalia falls out it will offend young, innocent girls. (it would have offended me at that age-I had not seen a nude male)
    C. When the girls begin filing complaints: sexual harassment/assault, victimization, ptsd, etc., the real lawsuits will start.